An Oklahoma woman was acquitted of murder last week – even though she’s seen on video gunning down a man in cold blood.
Chasity Carey, a bail bondsman, had called her client Brandon Williams to her office on the pretense of buying his car for her son.
She was actually trying to revoke his bond and take him to jail. When Brandon figured out what was going on, he asked, “What’s going on here?”
Carey claims Williams refused to let her put him in handcuffs before he gave her a shove before trying to escape out the balcony window. She did not let him get far, pulling a gun from her desk drawer and shooting Williams, who could no longer be seen on camera.
“You shot me!” Williams exclaimed in the video.
Carey’s son added, “Mom, you just shot him.”
She responded, “I did.”
“I was afraid he was going to shoot my son,” Carey told the Payne County jury, The Oklahoman reported. “I felt like we were going to be killed. … I’ve never been that scared before.”
Prosecutors argued that Carey shot Williams after he posed a threat to her. But white privilege is a powerful thing. Despite the jury hearing all of the evidence and seeing the video, they found this to be self-defense.